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Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology

Brenda Louw D.Phil
Brenda Louw

Brenda  Louw D.Phil

Professor
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Contact:
423-439-4315 /
Lamb Hall Room 253

EDUCATION

1986     D.Phil., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Pretoria

1980     Diploma, Tertiary Education, University of Pretoria

1977     MS, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Alabama

1975     BA(Logoaedics) , University of Pretoria

TEACHING

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Down Syndrome
  • Research Methods in Communicative Disorders
  • Research in Neurodevelopmental Disorders

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Early Intervention
  • Pediatric HIV/AIDS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Application of the ICF-framework (WHO, 2007) to individuals with Cleft Lip and Palate and their families
  • Transition of Care for young adults with Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Multicultural Issues and Cultural Competence
  • Communication Disorders associated with HIV/AIDS

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Application of the ICF-framework (WHO, 2007) to the assessment and intervention of individuals with Cleft Lip and Palate and their families

Ongoing studies:

  • Application of the ICF-framework (WHO 2007) in academic preparation of Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Application of the ICF-framework (WHO 2007) in person centered care for individuals with Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Application of the ICF-framework (WHO 2007) in outcomes of cleft care

Recent presentations associated with this line of research:

Meredith, A., Aquino do Nascimento, J., Herrmann, A., Farmer, R., Louw, B., & Maximino,L.P.(2013).Applying the ICF-CY Framework to Children With Cleft Palate: Narrative Review of a Fresh Approach. Poster presented at the  ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.

Foreman, R., Ewing, J., Hawley, O., de Cassia Macedo, M do Nascimento, N., Louw, B & Maximino, L. (2014). A Proposed Holistic Model of Assessment for Children with Cleft Palate within the ICF-CY Framework.  Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida.* November 19-21. Meritorius Poster Award

Graham, M. B., Palmer, J., & Louw, B. (2015). Academic preparation in cleft palate for speech-language pathologists:  Is the ICF-CY (WHO, 2007) alive and well? Poster presented to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2015.

Louw, B., Ewing, J., Foreman, R., & Zickovich, A. (2016). Speech-Language pathologists’ assessment practices with children who have cleft lip and palate within the ICF-CY (WHO, 2007) framework.  Poster presented at the 73rd American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 4-9, 2016.

Gopal, R. & Louw, B.(2017) . Island Voices: Experiences of Living with Cleft Lip and or Palate. 13th International Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate & Related Craniofacial Anomalies, Chennai, India, February 8-11, 2017.

Louw, B.  (2017). Changing Perspectives: The Application of the ICF-CY to Cleft Lip and Palate. Invited speaker Craniofacial Research Update: New Applications to Clinical Practice. ASHA Annual Convention, Los Angeles ,CA. 9-11 November.

Louw, B. & Vallino, L. (2018). Person Centered Cleft Care: Evolutionary Practice by Giving Our Clients a Voice. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Oral Presentations.

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Transition of Care for young adults with Cleft Lip and Palate

Ongoing studies:

The process of Transition of Care (ToC) for young adults with Cleft Lip and Palate from different perspectives

Publications associated with this line of research:

Vallino, L. & Louw, B. We’ve Got Some Growing Up to Do: A Person-Centered Service Delivery Model for Young Adults with Cleft Lip/Palate. Invited manuscript ASHA Perspectives. SIG 5, Vol 2 (Part 1),pp. 4-17.

Presentations associated with this line of research:

Louw, B. & Vallino, L. (2016). See, I’ve Grown: A Service Delivery Model for Young Adults With Cleft/Lip Palate. Presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. November 16-19, 2016.

Vallino, L. & Louw, B. (2017). They’re Not Just Big Kids: A Service Delivery Model for Young Adults with Cleft Lip/Palate. 74th American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, March 13-18, 2017.

Bisceglia,A.,Bradley,E.,Kumar,S.,McDowell,A.,Murr,A.,Nowicki,B.,Reed,E., Staples,A.,Widy,S. &  Louw,B.(2017). Young adults with cleft lip and palate: are they receiving team services? ASHA Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA . 9-11 November.

Louw, B. & Vallino, L. Transition of Care for Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: We’ve Got Some Growing Up to Do. (2018) ACPA 75th Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA , April 9-13.

Vallino, L. & Louw, B. (2018) Transition of Care for the Young Adult with Cleft Palate: Stuck between Goodbye to the Pediatric Team and Hello to Adult-Centered Care. 12th Australasian CLPA Conference, Sydney, Australia, May 4-6. Invited Speakers.

Buchanan, C., Johnson, B., Morgan, A., Morgan, J., Padgett, C., & Louw, B. (2018). Young Adults with Cleft Lip & Palate: Personal Perspectives on Transition of Care. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Poster Presentation.

Louw, B. & Vallino, L.. (2019)  Transition of Care for Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: Clinical Toolbox for Teams. 2019. ACPA 76th Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ April 9-13, 2019

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Communication Disorders associated with HIV/AIDS

Ongoing studies:

  • Characteristics of and intervention for young children with HIV/AIDS
  • HIV/AIDS as topic for Interprofessional Education

Publications associated with this line of research:

Swanepoel, D. & Louw, B. (Eds.). 2010.  HIV/AIDS: A Clinical Resource for Communication, Hearing and Swallowing Disorders.  San Diego: Plural Publishing Inc.

Hattam, M., Louw, B, & Geertsema, S.(2014) Communication Characteristics of the Pediatric HIV and AIDS population in a regional hospital in Gauteng. African Journal of AIDS Research African Journal of AIDS Research,13,4, pp. 371-382.

Presentations associated with this line of research:

Louw, B.  (2004). Early Communication Intervention for the most vulnerable: Infants and toddlers with HIV/AIDS in South Africa.  ABSTRACTS: 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Brisbane, Australia, 29 August – 2 September.

Louw, B.  (2006). Family Focused Early Intervention for Young Children Affected by Aids: A paradox? Invited paper Conference Abstracts, 42nd South African ENT Congress in conjunction with SA Head and Neck Oncology Society, SASLHA and SAAA.  Cape Town.  8-11 October

Louw, B. (2010) Communication as key to Quality of Life in the HIV/AIDS Population: The role of the Speech-Language Pathologist and the Audiologist. Supervisor Appreciation Reception, Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, East Tennessee State University, May 20.

Hattam, M., Louw, B. & Geertsema, S. (2012) Communication Characteristics of Children Infected With HIV/AIDS in South Africa. ASHA Convention. Atlanta, November 15-17.

Saffer, L., Murnane, K., White, E., Janha,B. & Louw, B. (2013) Perceptions of Nursing Students of the Role of the SLP in HIV/AIDS Intervention. ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.

Bare, S., Dubin, N., Hawks, H., Quinn, K., Ratliff, B., Louw, B. (2015). Nutrition Students’ Perception of The Role of the SLPs in Treating People Living with HIV/AIDS. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. November 16-19, 2016.

Dubin, L., Bare, S., Quinn, K., & Louw, B. (2018). SLP Students Perceptions of the Role of SLPs in Treating. People Living With HIV/AIDS. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Poster Presentation.

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Multicultural Issues and Cultural Competence

Ongoing studies:

  • Multicultural Multilingual (MCML) Issues and Cultural Competence in the field of Speech Language Pathology
  • MCML aspects in the assessment and intervention of communication disorders
  • MCML in academic preparation of Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Cultural Competence in the field of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Translation and adaptation of assessment tools developed within the ICF-CY framework

Selected Publications associated with this line of research:

Louw, B. & Avenant, C. (2002) Culture as Context for Intervention: Developing a Culturally Congruent Early Intervention Programme.  International Pediatrics, 17(3), pp 1-6.

Louw, B., Shibambu, M. & Roemer, K.  (2006). Facilitating Cleft Palate Team Participation of Culturally Diverse Families in South Africa.  Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, January, Vol. 43, 1, pp. 47-54.

Louw, B. & Delport, R.  (2006). Contextual Challenges: The Role of a Research Ethics Committee.  Journal of Academic Ethics, 4, 39-60.

Naudé, E., Louw, B. & Weidman, A.  (2007). First steps toward developing tools for language assessment in multilingual urban preschoolers.  SA Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, 24, (4), pp 519-538.

Swanepoel, D.C. de W., Louw, B. & Hugo, S.R. (2007). A novel service delivery model for infant hearing screening in developing countries.  International Journal of Audiology, 2007, 46:6, pp. 321-327.

Gopal, R., Louw, B. & Kritzinger, A. (2010). Speech assessment material for young children with cleft lip and/or palate in Mauritius. Journal of the Indian Speech and Hearing Association, 24, 1, pp.24-38.

Strassheim, E., Louw, B., & Kritzinger, A. (2011). The development of a neonatal communication intervention tool. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 2011, 58, pp13-18.

Williams, A.L., Louw, B., Scherer, N., Bleile, K., Keske-Soares, M., & Trindade, I.(2013) (Academic and clinical preparation in speech-language pathology and audiology: A global training consortium for US-Brazil students. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders,40, pp.40-49.

Louw, B. (2016). Cultural competence and ethical decision making for health care professionals, ethical sensitivity: A multidisciplinary approach. Advances in Science and Humanities, 4,2-1, pp.41-52. doi:10.11648/j.hss.s20164040201.17

Recent Presentations associated with this line of research:

Williams, A.L.,Louw,B., Scherer, N., Bleile,K. Keske-Soares, M., Kessler, K.,& Trindade, I. (2013). Global Curriculum for SLP/A Students: Developing Research & Cultural Competencies. ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.\

McLeod, S., Crowley,C., Williams, A.L., Louw, B. , Westby, C.. To, C.K.S. Washington, K.L. MacLeod, A. (2013). Beyond Spanish: Competencies for Speech-Language Pathologists Working With Children From Diverse Cultures. ASHA Convention. Chicago, November 14-16.

Williams, A.L.  & Louw, B (2014). An International Classroom Using Research Teams. CAPSCD Annual Convention, Orlando ,FL, April 10-12.

Williams, A.L., Louw, B., Keske-Soares, M., Bleile, K., Trindade, I.,    Kessler, T., Maximino, L., & Fukushiro, A.P. (2014.). Nexus of Research-Cultural Competence: A Twist on Study Abroad. Poster presented to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. November 19-21.

Louw,B. & Williams, A. L. (2015). An International Classroom : Research Teams as the Nexus. Poster presented to the Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization, UI, Bloomington, IN, May 17-20.

Washington, K., Mc Cormack,J., Williams,A.L., Louw,B., Thomas-Stonell, N.,& Hopper, T. (2015) Person-centered outcomes in Culturally and Diverse contexts: International application of the ICF. Panel presentation American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2015.

Washington, K., McCormack, J., Williams, A. L., Louw, B., Thomas-Stonell, N., & Hopper, T. (2015).  Person-centered outcomes in culturally and diverse contexts:  International application of the ICF.  Presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2015.

Manchaiah, V. & Louw, B. (2016). Global engagement:  Problem solving and information exchange. Presented at the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 30- April 2, 2016.

Louw, B. & Bornman, J. (2016). The ICF-CY as Framework for International Collaboration to Improve Services for Children With Communication Disorders. Presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA. November 16-19, 2016.

Bornman, J., & Louw, B. (2018). Personal Commitment Statements in Evaluating Continuing Education: Evolutionary Practice. 2018 ASHA Convention, Boston, MA, November 14-17. Oral Presentations.

Collaborators:

Prof. Juan Bornman, Director CAAC, University of Pretoria, South Africa;

Dr. Rachna Gopal, Ministry of Health and Wellness, Mauritius

 

Curriculum Vitae

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